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301.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -4.00p
  • 52 Week High: 385.00p
  • 52 Week Low: 249.50p
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 130.84m
  • Volume: 23,271
  • Market Cap: £393.83m
  • RiskGrade: 212

SThree sees full-year profit slightly ahead of market views

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Friday 15 Dec 2017

LONDON (ShareCast) - (ShareCast News) - Recruiter SThree hailed a strong finish to the year on Friday as it said adjusted pre-tax profit is expected to be slightly ahead of current market consensus.
Market expectations are for adjusted profit before tax of between £42m and £45.6m, with a consensus of £43.8m.

In the year to 30 November, gross profit was up 4% at constant currency to £287.6m, with profit in Continental Europe and the US up 9% and 18%, respectively. This helped to offset a 14% drop in the UK and Ireland.

Gross profit in the contract business was up 10% to £203.4m, while profit in the permanent business was 8% lower at £84.2m.

Chief executive Gary Elden said: "We have delivered an encouraging overall result for the year, and now expect full year profit to be slightly ahead of consensus. Strong performances in the USA and Continental Europe, particularly from our market-leading business in the Netherlands and our business in Germany, were key to the delivery of this result. Our contract business continued to perform robustly, with GP increasing by 10% year on year and with contract runners at the period end reaching in excess of ten thousand, a milestone for the group.

"Looking ahead to 2018, the momentum of our contract business and the strength of our performance in the USA and Continental Europe leave us well-positioned for growth."

At 1320 GMT, the shares were flat at 356p.

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SThree Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 301.00p
Change Today -4.00p
% Change -1.31 %
52 Week High 385.00p
52 Week Low 249.50p
Volume 23,271
Shares Issued 130.84m
Market Cap £393.83m
RiskGrade 212

SThree Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
17.92% above the market average17.92% above the market average17.92% above the market average17.92% above the market average17.92% above the market average
39.20% above the sector average39.20% above the sector average39.20% above the sector average39.20% above the sector average39.20% above the sector average
Price Trend
32.61% below the market average32.61% below the market average32.61% below the market average32.61% below the market average32.61% below the market average
17.29% below the sector average17.29% below the sector average17.29% below the sector average17.29% below the sector average17.29% below the sector average
Income
72.02% above the market average72.02% above the market average72.02% above the market average72.02% above the market average72.02% above the market average
73.63% above the sector average73.63% above the sector average73.63% above the sector average73.63% above the sector average73.63% above the sector average
Growth
31.21% above the market average31.21% above the market average31.21% above the market average31.21% above the market average31.21% above the market average
21.95% above the sector average21.95% above the sector average21.95% above the sector average21.95% above the sector average21.95% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 4
Buy 0
Neutral 1
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 5
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SThree Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 25-Apr-19 01-Nov-18
Paid 07-Jun-19 07-Dec-18
Amount 9.80p 4.70p

Trades for 20-Feb-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
16:53 207 @ 311.00p
16:35 6,352 @ 301.00p
16:35 6,980 @ 301.00p
16:29 151 @ 301.00p
16:29 233 @ 301.00p

SThree Key Personnel

CFO Alex Smith
CEO Gary Elden
Chair Clayton Brendish
COO Justin Hughes

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